There is never a rabbit around when you need one

January 21, 2008 -

John Heald

I thought I would share this one with you.

Guest:__________  Ref: ________Owner: (FDMAITRED) Freedom Maitre’D
Cabin: _____  Booking#: _______ Added-Changed: 01/20/08 – 01/20/08

The guest  said that she had been told by her travel agent that complimentary caviar was available every night if requested as the guest is in a cat 11 suite. Purser apologized and explained that this was not the case. Maitre”D Ken was requested to contact her.

Guest then said that on her previous Cunard cruise the Cruise Director had been a professional and that the Cruise Director John was a cheap imitation. Purser apologized and said Mrs ______’s comments will be forwarded to CD.

So that’s me then, brought back down to earth and after all the adoration I am relegated to a cheap imitation. Still, she may have a point as the Cunard Cruise directors are brilliant, swauve……. Suave……..seuve……bugger…how do you spell that word. As for free caviar……well, why would her travel agent say that?……….you know what………they probably didn’t.

Anyway, Ken is serving her Caviar tomorrow night…………..well…………….it’s not quite Caviar………….it will actually be rabbit droppings………..I wonder if she will taste the difference?…………….kidding…….I am kidding…………just in case anyone would actually think I would ever do that………….don’t be silly ………….. where the heck would I get a rabbit from?

My feet are killing me. My ankle especially after the day I have had ……….. maybe its time to see a doctor. Anyway, it has been a great day so far. This afternoon Heidi and I hosted a bloggers game show and then we stood in the lobby and took loads of formal photos with our new friends. We just visited some of the bloggers in the dining room and now its time to go to the show.

Later, I will sit with Tim Gallagher our Vice President of Public Relations and my friends from the press. Tim and I will crack open a couple of Diet Cokes and chat with the press. I think Tim is wonderful and absolutely brilliant at his job and very respected by all the press……….which is no easy task. Anyway, got to go…..Showtime……………back soon.

OK, I am back. The show was amazing, not just because of the huge ovation the cast received but because they were able to perform to such a high standard with the ship moving so much (we are experiencing some rough seas)………….I was very proud of them. It was also quite apt that the show was the New Orleans Tribute “Big Easy?” …………..having decided to hold the Bloggers cruise on the Carnival Fantasy it was sort of a taste of things to come.

I spoke to a non-blogging guest tonight (a Platinum guest) who recently cruised on the Carnival Imagination. He was blown away by the new additions and clearly stated that it had become his “favorite Carnival ship.” This has me very excited to cruise on her next week and finally I can see for myself what everyone else is raving about.

The football games were very popular today, especially the one that’s being played as we speak. I just passed across Lido Deck and there is a great camaraderie between Giants and Packer fans………it’s great to see.
It appears that the Packers with my friend Emm at Quaterback and Heidi as wide catching thingy are doing well and hopefully by the time I have finished this blog they will have won the game and the Samsonite Trophy.

Bugger…………….I just discovered that the Packers have lost and have to pack their equipment for another season. So the Super Bowl will be the Giants and the Patriots……………who should I cheer for?

OK, I am off to the second seating show and then its time to meet the press and then get some sleep before we arrive in Cozumel tomorrow……………………I wonder if they sell rabbits?

John with VP of Public Relations, Tim Gallagher

John and Tim Gallagher

John with MSNBC’s Anita Dunham Potter

John and Anita Dunham Potter

Goodnight
Your Friends
John and Heidi

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